by pennifold 10d ago

Been busy making runners for my Christmas ladies luncheon this year. I've finished 1, just need to sew the backing on. The second and third ones have to have their backings cut out etc. The fourth one I've only done 4 squares, till 2 to go. Then only another 4 runners to make. My original idea was to make the floral leaf runner which I post a couple of weeks ago to match, the jury is still out on that one I'm afraid!!!!!

These take about 5 hours to make each runner!, so hence I'm not doing too much this year!
I think I'll have a Poinsettia theme!
Love Chris
1. Red, green and silver - for Chris (not me!)
2. Mustard, brown and cream - for Kaye
3. Teal, cream, blue - Stasia
4. Red, blue, gold - (not sewn together as yet) for Sue

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by Shisha 4d ago

I love seeing yr projects for xmas!!! Beautiful work as always!

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by sewdeb edited 6d ago

Chris, each year you manage to outdo yourself (and put us less organized/task oriented cuties to shame.) Geesh, woman, you'd put the Energizer Bunny to shame! Do you have him in Australia? I so envy your "ladies" They sure are a lucky bunch! Hugs*,

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pennifold by pennifold 6d ago

He he he! Yes, we have the Energiser bunny here! I sure don't sew as much as Carolyn, but what with all the things I have to do with family babysitting etc all afternoon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday I need to be organised. It's now Thursday and I've got the whole day up until 2.30 before I collect Dana's children. It's nearly 7.00am and the machine is humming away nicely. Love Chris

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I bow to your prowess! :-)

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by marianb 7d ago

Chris you put us to shame with your organising skills, I also have this pattern untried as yet so better get my skates on and make one for myself. Marian

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pennifold by pennifold 7d ago

It's a great pattern Marian and I know you will do it justice. Love Chris

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by aussiequilter 7d ago

great work Chris

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pennifold by pennifold 7d ago

Thanks so much Monika, and I'm so glad you have settled in to your new home and township. Love Chris

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by lbrow 7d ago

Looking fantastic Chris/Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 7d ago

Thanks Miss Lillian, I hope you and Ron are doing well. Love Chris

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by robertahilde 7d ago

Love table runners and yours are especially beautiful, colours and fabric are an inspiration.
Hugs, Roberta

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pennifold by pennifold 7d ago

Thanks so much Roberta, I appreciate your comments, love Chris

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by crazypatchmama 7d ago

They look lovely, lucky ladies you have. I can imagine that it takes 5 hours to make one runner. colors you chose are also nice. Love, Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 7d ago

You're right Mary, very time consuming! Thanks for commenting, love Chris

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by castelyn 7d ago

The look stunning chris. xxx

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pennifold by pennifold 7d ago

Thanks Yvonne, I hope they'll look even better once finished. Love Chris

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by katydid 9d ago

A head start as usual!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Yes Kay, i can't believe that half the year is nearly gone! Love Chris

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by shirley124 9d ago

These are looking great Chris. The ladies will be happy with them. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks so much Shirley, I do hope so. Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 9d ago

I am always amazed how fabric makes a difference. These are all great, but each looks different in their own way.

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Yes, Angie that's the wonder of fabric isn't it? Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 9d ago

Lovely work Chris and as usual your getting ready for Christmas leaves me speechless. I need a higher degree of organisation I think

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Ha ha ha, we're lucky as it's Winter here and you feel like sewing more. Our summer this past December, January and February was horrendous. Some of our days it hit 47C!
Now when it's like that you can't even think of sewing. I feel for Sue having to sew in the heat. Love Chris

asterixsew by asterixsew 9d ago

Sue has a cool house in the summer and lovely and warm in the winter

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by jrob Moderator 9d ago

So pretty!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Jerrilyn, I hope so when they are all finished. Love Chris

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by basketkase 9d ago

All your work is so gorgeous, Chris!!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Vicki, I appreciate your comment. Love Chris

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by oaro 9d ago

nice job

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Maria, love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 9d ago

Stunning work done!!They so Stunning..Love the design and your fabric used!!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks so much Sonja, lucky I've got a good stash of fabrics to choose from. Love Chris

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by sjbrower 9d ago

Hi Chris... I love these table runners. I bought this design from SweetPea as well, but haven't gotten "my stuff" together to try one. I think that SweetPea gave me too many options for my little brain to handle! ha! Yours inspire me. It looks like you have done them in different orders for the different friends, so I don't need to spend a lot of intense thought on that (they all look awesome). I love them all.... but especially the one you've made for Stasia. Your friends will love these! --Sharon

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Hi Sharon, yes, once you've organised the fabrics it's easy. You only need three pieces for each square. I've used the 5x7 design. I've only used 3 of the 4 designs on these runners. One of them is not as 'pretty' as the others. Stasia is a real Teal girl! Love Chris

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by airyfairy 9d ago

You have been busy and so organized for Christmas. They are most unusual. The ladies will love them

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Sarah, yes, always on the go. I hope you are recovering from all those horrible bushfires. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 9d ago

Lucky Ladies!!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Ha ha Kim, I hope they appreciate them. Love Chris

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by noah 10d ago

Nice Job my friend hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks so much Carolyn, time consuming though! Love Chris

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by sewdoctor 10d ago

Love, Love, LOVE these!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks, I do too! Love Chris

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by Sewmum1 10d ago

They are all lovely. The ladies will treasure them

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks so much, lots of work still to do on them. Love Chris

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by serendipity79 10d ago

these are gorgeous! the ladies are so lucky! i am pretty sure they are gonna love them.. great work, hugs maria x x

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks Maria I hope so too. ❤️ Chris

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by spendlove Moderator 10d ago

They are all lovely - wouldn't know which to choose!

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks Sue, I can't wait for mine but I'll leave that till last. ❤️ chris

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by meganne 10d ago

I'm not looking, but they are lovely!!! :-)

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

I'm not showing yours of course! He he he! ❤️ Chris

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